Update: St Ebbe's Street closed by police after man suffers serious head injury in assault

Police pictured at St Ebbe's Street this morning

The kebab van that was tied up with police tape

Police pictured at St Ebbe's Street this morning

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A 23-YEAR-OLD man is in hospital with head injuries after a serious assault in St Ebbe’s Street in the early hours of this morning.

Police have cordoned off the city centre street following the attack at about 3am.

The victim is being treated at the John Radcliffe Hospital and police have described is condition as serious.

A 40-year-old Bicester man is currently being held in police custody on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

The street is cordoned off from the junction at Pembroke Street up to the end of the Camera nightclub. Two PCSOs are standing guard in the cordoned off area.

A kebab van outside the cordoned off area is also tied up with police tape.

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9:53pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Oflife says...

Oxford, the most crime ridden city I have ever lived in. And London, San Francisco, New York, Chicago (!) etc are on that list. Thank g-d we don't have guns! Why is this you may well ask? Because the police are focused on motorists, not patrolling the city on foot. Useless privacy invading CCTV has taken over, and to date, it has not deterred ONE attack on a person or bike theft. Who's scared of a PCO? Worse, who is scared of an unarmed female PCO? I'll tell you, no one who is high on drugs or drunk.

Oxford City Council, get your act together before another person is killed or injured. You have blood on your hands!
Oxford, the most crime ridden city I have ever lived in. And London, San Francisco, New York, Chicago (!) etc are on that list. Thank g-d we don't have guns! Why is this you may well ask? Because the police are focused on motorists, not patrolling the city on foot. Useless privacy invading CCTV has taken over, and to date, it has not deterred ONE attack on a person or bike theft. Who's scared of a PCO? Worse, who is scared of an unarmed female PCO? I'll tell you, no one who is high on drugs or drunk. Oxford City Council, get your act together before another person is killed or injured. You have blood on your hands! Oflife
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10:49pm Fri 28 Feb 14

LetsBeRational says...

CCTV is great as an evidence tool, but it doesn't prevent crime. It doesn't even get the police to an incident any quicker because everyone will call them from a mobile phone when something happens so they know almost immediately. The biggest issue we have in this country is alcohol. Which is odd as clubs can serve it 'till 3,4,5am in the morning despite people being way past their limit, yet we arrest people for carrying a bit of cannabis. I don't smoke it myself, but I am sure the side affects to the person and cost to society is a lot less if someone is a bit high instead of completely drunk.
CCTV is great as an evidence tool, but it doesn't prevent crime. It doesn't even get the police to an incident any quicker because everyone will call them from a mobile phone when something happens so they know almost immediately. The biggest issue we have in this country is alcohol. Which is odd as clubs can serve it 'till 3,4,5am in the morning despite people being way past their limit, yet we arrest people for carrying a bit of cannabis. I don't smoke it myself, but I am sure the side affects to the person and cost to society is a lot less if someone is a bit high instead of completely drunk. LetsBeRational
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12:12am Sat 1 Mar 14

Oflife says...

LetsBeRational wrote:
CCTV is great as an evidence tool, but it doesn't prevent crime. It doesn't even get the police to an incident any quicker because everyone will call them from a mobile phone when something happens so they know almost immediately. The biggest issue we have in this country is alcohol. Which is odd as clubs can serve it 'till 3,4,5am in the morning despite people being way past their limit, yet we arrest people for carrying a bit of cannabis. I don't smoke it myself, but I am sure the side affects to the person and cost to society is a lot less if someone is a bit high instead of completely drunk.
I drink, and get drunk, but do not abuse people or cause harm. It is well known that alcohol projects/enhances our true self. So it if makes someone who is inherently violent more so, then they need to stay off the stuff when in the company of others. Perhaps a form of license, a bit like for a car or gun. Too many fights when drunk, and you are blocked from buying more than a couple of pints in any one evening. This could be done using technology.

Re CCTV, the only beneficiaries are the companies that make the gear and then pitch it to the equally money grabbing councils.
[quote][p][bold]LetsBeRational[/bold] wrote: CCTV is great as an evidence tool, but it doesn't prevent crime. It doesn't even get the police to an incident any quicker because everyone will call them from a mobile phone when something happens so they know almost immediately. The biggest issue we have in this country is alcohol. Which is odd as clubs can serve it 'till 3,4,5am in the morning despite people being way past their limit, yet we arrest people for carrying a bit of cannabis. I don't smoke it myself, but I am sure the side affects to the person and cost to society is a lot less if someone is a bit high instead of completely drunk.[/p][/quote]I drink, and get drunk, but do not abuse people or cause harm. It is well known that alcohol projects/enhances our true self. So it if makes someone who is inherently violent more so, then they need to stay off the stuff when in the company of others. Perhaps a form of license, a bit like for a car or gun. Too many fights when drunk, and you are blocked from buying more than a couple of pints in any one evening. This could be done using technology. Re CCTV, the only beneficiaries are the companies that make the gear and then pitch it to the equally money grabbing councils. Oflife
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